Horse Health Matters®

My Horse Is Acting Out: Is He Stressed …

by Jenni Nellist

April 18, 2017 14:33

Learn how stress, which causes horses to act out, can be reduced when the possibility for equine enjoyment is actively embraced by you as the horse's owner …

The Four Categories of Equine Dental Care

by EquiMed Staff

April 6, 2017 12:45

Unlike people, horses don't usually get cavities, but they do get tartar build up and periodontal diseases. Learn about the importance of regular floatings and …

Your Horse's Mouth and Teeth - Why It Is Important To Have Your Horse …

by EquiMed Staff

April 7, 2017 11:00

With dental care as a priority, horses are physically more comfortable and utilize feed more efficiently which helps them to perform better and may also lead to …

First Aid

Horse Trailering Accidents

Katie Navarra

Horse Trailering Accidents

by Katie Navarra

April 11, 2017 11:18

Horse trailer accidents do happen. Learn how to prepare for a trailer accident and how your first aid preparations can save the lives of both horses and people …

Tip of the Day

A great choice for any horse fence is a heavy gage rectangular (no-climb) wire mesh. These fence products are designed to reduce the risk of entrapment and are much safer than other wire fences.

General Care

Your Horse's Endocrine System

Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

Your Horse's Endocrine System

by Joan Norton VMD DACVIM

April 22, 2017 13:51

The horse endocrine system consists of a collection of small organs such as the pituitary and adrenal glands that produce hormones that regulate metabolism, …

Horse Conformation as a Whole: Can He Do the Job …

by Heather Smith Thomas

May 3, 2017 10:46

This series of five articles on equine conformation will be of great help when selecting a horse for the job you want done. A horse with well-balanced …

Nutrition

Lecithin Inhibits Bute-Related Ulcers in Horses

Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

Lecithin Inhibits Bute-Related Ulcers in Horses

by Juliet M. Getty, Ph.D.

May 4, 2017 15:12

Your horse is in pain and needs bute. Bute causes ulcers, this we know. But knowing how it damages the lining of the gastrointestinal tract is the key to …

Between Farrier Visits – Your Role in the Hoof-Care Team

by Heather Smith Thomas

April 27, 2020 18:38

Regular grooming is good for your horse's hair coat, and regular hoof care is good for his feet …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Chamfered

Sloping.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Geldings are easy, stallions are dangerous, and mares are difficult. That's why I like mares.

Mark Sellers

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